AW: [U-Boot-Users] SED13806 and MPC866
wd at denx.de
Tue Aug 5 16:38:23 CEST 2003
In message <MFEGIPJEFHIKHGDLDACIKEOICAAA.marco.schramel at go.bartec.de> you wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> Does the Linux kernel not use the u-boot functions like a bios ? Sorry for
> that dummy newbie question.
Yes, it does. Exactly the same way. The coincidence is in NOT using
any such stuff.
Linux does not use any BIOS functions, and Linux does NOT use any
U-Boot code. Once Linux starts, the U-Boot image is gone (as Linux
will claim all RAM thus deleting any U-Boot code that's there).
> I tell you my level of awarness.
> - First i have to fit the u-boot for my board
> - then i arrange my Linux kernel for my board
> - i load my Linux down
Rigth so far.
> - my Linux works with functions of u-boot and therefore my Linux kernel
> have to know which interfaces exists
Wrong. U-Boot performs certail initialization of the hardware (like
setting up the memory controller), and when U-Boot passes control to
Linux, it gives it a few parameters (like memory size, clock
frequencies, etc.). The U-Boot is gone forever, and Linux is running.
Linux cannot use any U-Boot code, and does not need to.
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